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" No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it. "
The Monthly magazine - Page 485
by Monthly literary register - 1841
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Select Essays and Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1808 - 120 pages
...is meant by : " Absolve you to yourself " ? Ought we to care for the opinion of others ? Why is E. only wrong what is against it. A man is to carry himself in the presence of all opposition as if everything were titular and ephemeral but he. I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1841 - 371 pages
...to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names, very readily transferable to that or this ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the...societies and dead institutions. Every decent and wellę/ spoken individual affects and sways me more than is right. I ought to go upright and vital,...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 11

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1841
...to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names, very readily transferable to that or this ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the...if every thing were titular and ephemeral but he." — p. 50. And, again, " Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception than the rule....
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The Monthly Magazine, Or, British Register

1841
...his own eyes. " Good and bad," says he, " are but names very readily transferable to that or this ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it." This doctrine (though true) is liable to much misinterpretation ; especially in the vague and paradoxical...
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Human nature, a philosophical exposition of the divine institution of reward ...

Human nature - 1844
...classification from this source. " Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this, the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it."* A philosophical and true standard of right and wrong, good and evil, to which every action may be referred,...
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Human Nature: A Philosophical Exposition of the Divine Institution of Reward ...

1844 - 91 pages
...classification from this source. " Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this, the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it."* A philosophical and true standard of right and wrong, good and evil, to which every action may be referred,...
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The United States Magazine and Democratic Review, Volume 15

1844
...to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my constitution ; the only wrong, what is against it." . . . . " Perhaps, if we should meet Shnkspcare, we should not be conscious of any steep inferiority...
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The Methodist new connexion magazine and evangelical repository, Volume 54

1851
...to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong what is against it."f There are occasional irreverences in the writings of Emerson to which we decidedly object, and...
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Brownson's Quarterly Review, Volume 2

Orestes Augustus Brownson - 1845
...roe but the law of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to this or that ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong is what is against it." — Essays, 1841, pp. 41, 42. " That which I call right or goodness is the...
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Brownson's quarterly review

1845
...me but the law of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to this or that ; the only right is what is after my constitution, the only wrong is what is against it." — Essays, 1841, pp. 41, 42. " That which I call right or goodness is the...
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